I can't recommend this product highly enough.
Every detail is perfect. Stop reading these reviews and buy one already!
I love my cover. I've had it about 1 year and it looks better all the time. I set it on the back of my truck and drove away. While going 35 miles per hour it flew off and landed on the road at the first curve in the road. I backed up quickly and to my surprise no damage at all to my IPad. This cover rocks. It is a bit bulky but it is indestructible. I would purchase again in a heartbeat.
This case is the best ever you won't regret buying it, you'll just love it. The smell of it is great, and it has a unique style.
The smell alone will bring you in. Genuine leather can't be mistaken. My wife has had this case for over a year, and it only gets nicer looking as it gets beat up more and more. The thread has not lost a single stitch, and the iPad is as safe as it ever been. I'm ordering mine today, I'm tired of being envious.
This case is the MOST awesome case I have ever found...and I have looked everywhere. It took me a few weeks to decide to actually comity, but once it became the standard by which every other case was compared, nothing else measured up and I invested. It's the best purchase I have made in a long time...this thing is beautiful, stylish, and totally secure. I love it!! No regrets whatsoever. Don't delay!...get one for your own iPad!
I love it!! My husband is getting an iPad mini for his birthday & I be ordering the cover for it from Saddleback.
I was directed to this site from www.theartofmanliness.com and i'm glad I did.
This is the best iPad cover around. It's not the cheapest or the lightest but its the best quality about. I have had a number of compliments about it as I commute into London daily, and the more worn it gets the better it looks.
The wallet I brought at Christmas has fallen to bits already so looking forward ordering another Saddleback product very soon.
I've got the original iPad leather cover, a cheap Chinese rotating cover, and an integrated keyboard/cover. None of them are reliable stands if you happen to like using the iPad in bed. I think I went for the Saddleback cover because of its structural strength. It's heavier, bulkier, but can't be beat for standup on an uneven surface.
One major problem for me is the width of the 'frame' that borders the live area of the iPad. I use a pdf annotation program for work that utilizes 'pull-out' folder tabs which nest along the edge of the screen. I have to lift up the leather frame of the case in order to access these. This does not make me happy, as this case could have been built with the frame 2mm less wide and it would fully clear the edge of the live area of the iPad. It's also a bit bulkier overall than other cases and, by virtue of its composition, heavier.
That said, I don't need to fear dropping the iPad ever. If you aren't a weight weenie, and you don't need to get to the very edge of your screen, it's a great product.
Seriously, this thing is THE BOMB!! I ordered the large thin briefcase in tobacco brown and matching iPad 4 case. My house smells like a dream and the items are more than I expected AND the briefcase was at a 15% discount. Really?!?!? I don't see a mark on it! You guys rock big time. I am getting ready to order several other items. I am very pleased and thankful for the discount, although I don't know why it was discounted. I am a life customer for sure! I sent back a Kenneth Cole briefcase that came yesterday. OMG, the hardware alone was so inferior compared to SBL. No comparison on the leather either. Thanks guys! AND thank you, Tessa! You are my friend... :)
This case fit the iPad III just as advertised. The leather straps close up very securely. You don't ever miss the edge magnets. Old school closures have been around a long time because they work! Although I have never chucked my Saddleback protected iPad across the room, as Dave does in his video, I am quite sure it will survive if accidentally dropped.
This case is just what I needed for my iPad. I had a thick case before that didn't stand up to a short drop, but this case is rugged and certainly will stand up to use. The color and the leather smell is great. Now I just need to get one for my wife.
I bought this case because I'm a true road warrior, logging well over 100,000 air miles every year. A lot of the iPad cases I've seen in my travels don't look like they would hold up or provide the protection I need. I've received a number of compliments on this case, and like all Saddleback products, it just keeps looking better as it gains character. It's also the coolest looking iPad case in the room, no matter where I go. If you want real protection from the hazards of real world travel, get one of these.
I purchased my Saddleback iPad Case in 2010 for my iPad 2. I've loved it ever since. Recently, I purchased a new iPad w/ Retina Display (or iPad 4). Case still fits like a charm! I'd be very reluctant to get an iPad in any other size as I love the case so much. Excellent stuff.
I got it 6 months ago. I have no complaints. It takes a serious amount of abuse. If you want something you can toss around, then this is the case for you. It is the bee's knees!!!
My husband and I just received our leather Saddleback I Pad case today. Everything we read about it is true . The workmanship is exceptional and we were really pleased on how quickly it shipped out . We love it !!
Thank you Dave :)
Lori and Steve
I ordered this to surprise my wife, I got her an I-Pad for Christmas and bought a $30 black cover. She loved the I-Pad, but said "The cover is Black, I am a girl". I decided to order her this, she absolutely LOVES it. The quality is Top Notch and we both love the Chestnut Color.
I will be ordering more goods, probably the Briefcase next along with a few belts.
With out doubt the one thing I get asked about when travelling more than ever before is this ipad 2cover its simply the best there is.
It takes all the knocks with ease and just gets better and better with age at first I was protective of it but now! well itâs like a well worn leather jacket that I never want to take off.
If you think its going to be good then your going to be half right because in my humble opinion it will be twice as good as you hope it will be.
Yes you have to pay a little for importing it but its worth every penny and it knocks any thing you can find in the uk for a six.
I am eager to get the ipad mini case and cant wait for it to get here.
Thank you to all the folk who make these products your amazing.
Beautiful leather and stitching, a bit stiff when you first get it, but it breaks in nicely.
The only bummer is the (lack of) magnetic cover. Every other case I've seen has this, even the cheapie ones. I'm pretty sure they're using magnetic shielding on the back of the magnet ;)
Form it's a 5, function a 3.5.
I have just received the case and indeed it needs some breaking in but it looks absolutely fabulous and of very good quality. The fit is very snug for an iPad 4th generation. It does add some bulk but that is the price to pay for quality leather and nukeproof design.
It took about 1 week to arrive in France and passed through customs without issues and without having to pay extra taxes.
For those wanting some more info about the color: I hesitated between DCB and Chestnut and went with Chestnut as it was the first in stock. I worried a bit that it would be too red but it's not. It's a very classy, warm dark brown leather. I'm very pleased with the color.
All in all I'm very pleased with my purchase and I would recommend this case to a friend.
I received my iPad 2 case from Saddleback more than a year ago now, in glorious dark coffee brown. It's quite simply, the best case I could have hoped for, and well worth the premium.
The case is frequently admired by friends, colleagues and complete strangers. Aesthetics aside, my iPad 2 has now survived numerous knocks and drops without issue. In the same period of time, two colleagues (with other cases) have shattered the screens of their iPads.
I may not travel as much as some reveiwers, but I can honestly say this product has prevented me from destroying my iPad. I have dropped it on wood, concrete and tile... its is perfectly fine. Worth every penny!
I bought this about a year ago. Fantastic case! Much sturdier than anything else I have seen. Really takes the abuse from me, my wife, and daughter when traveling. I condition it when I think about it - it get's better with age - nice patina.
This is my third and last leather case for my iPad. Great leather with no synthetic filler or short cuts in materials. I use my iPad daily for news, reading, shopping, and work. Much heavier than past covers I have bought, but fully covers the iPad which is secure in the sleeve. If you want a light case this is probably not the case for you. I was afraid I wouldn't like the closure straps, but they hold the case securely closed and act as a stand when needed when the cover is turned back. For my use this is turning out to be perfect. My husband is getting tired of me telling him how much I like this case. The color is a perfect deep brown.
I hate to sound like a broken record but my new Chestnut case is everything everyone else has said. It gives a ridiculous amount of protection to my iPad. This case is also such that I will not be able to update my iPad. After all, Apple is set to change the form factor once again which would make my new case worthless. This is not bad as the iPad 4 is a great version to be stuck with. The chestnut case is gorgeous. I was expecting the pigskin to be of a suede finish (like Hush Puppies) but it isn't, it is smooth. If you are looking for a svelte case, move along. This case is like kevlar. It is maximum protection. I was curious how well the iPad would fit into the case since there is no flap to prevent the iPad from slipping out. No need to worry. The iPad cannot slip out. Once in, it is darned near impossible to get it out. My wife asked me just how many cases was I going to buy for my iPad. I told her this is my last one. There are many options for covering the iPad but there is simply not a better case out there for protecting your iPad.
LOVE IT, tons of comments on it does not do it justice, it has saved me many times when I have dropped the thing, A little sad it will FAR outlast the technology inside it, thus rendering my 100 year warranty useless :-)